FOR SALE / TO LET Flexible Use Business Unit

Flexible Use Business Unit
Ground Floor Office / Assembly Storage:
537 sq.ft (49.9 sq.m)
First Floor Office:
515 sq.ft (47.9 sq.m)
1,052 sq.ft (97.8 sq.m)
81 Riverside III Sir Thomas Longley Road, Medway City Estate,
Kent ME2 4BH
Unit 81 is on the southern side of Riverside III looking directly north along the estate road to the northern side
(see photograph above). Riverside III is at the southern end of the Sir Thomas Longley Road on the Medway
City Estate in Rochester. From the Estate there are good communications to Strood and Rochester via the
Rochester Bridge, to the north (J1) M2 and London and to the south via the Medway Tunnel to Chatham,
Gillingham, (J4) M2 and Channel Ports.
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Unit 81 is a mid terrace unit constructed approximately 25 years ago. It was designed to offer flexibility in use. The
glazed doubled door frontage opens to allow deliveries if the unit is required for storage, but it would equally be used
as office, production or assembly. There is a WC and kitchenette area on the ground floor. A separate front door
leads to a door leading to the ground floor and staircase leading to the first floor. At first floor there is a
predominantly open plan office with large double glazed windows at each end. There is gas fired central heating via
All measurements are gross internal and approximate:
Ground Floor:
537 sq.ft
(49.9 sq.m)
First Floor:
515 sq.ft
(47.9 sq.m)
1,052 sq.ft
(97.8 sq.m)
There are two vehicle spaces.
There is mains electricity, gas, water, drainage and telecoms.
We believe that the current planning use is Class B1 ‘Business Use’.
Prospective purchaser should make their own enquires to the local planning authority to establish whether their
proposed use is permitted.
Service Charge Year: 1st January – 31st December
Budget cost payable by unit in current year £1,335 per annum (£333.75 per qtr)
A new lease for a term to be agreed on tenants full repairing and insuring terms.
£6,950 per annum (£134 per week)
VAT is not currently payable in addition on the rent but is on the Service Charges.
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Rateable Value:
UBR in £ 2014 15:
Rates Payable:
Business Unit & Premises
£549.50 approx assuming applicant qualifies for Small Business Tax Rate
The tenant will be responsible for meeting the Business Rate.
The Small Business Rate Relief Scheme 2010 2015 will grant relief to any taxpayer who occupies a single business
property where the Rateable Value (RV) is less than £18,000 or where a ratepayer occupies a main property with a RV
of less than £18,000 but has other properties with RV’s of less than £2,599 each. In that instance the total RV of all
properties must be less than £18,000 and relief will only be applied to the one main property.
Additional reliefs may be available, for example an occupier of a single unit with a RV of less than £6,000 may qualify
for 100% rate relief up to 31st March 2015. This date appears to have been extended by the Chancellors Autumn
Statement to 31st March 2015. Please check with Medway Council to establish what relief is currently available
(Telephone: 01634 306000).
We believe our assessment above is correct, however all applicants must make their own enquires of the Council to
establish the business rates that will be payable by them.
In the event of a sale then each party will meet its own costs.
In the event of a letting, the ingoing tenant to meet both parties legal costs.
Strictly by appointment with Michael Parkes Surveyors.
01634 294994
[email protected]
Jeremy Wilton
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Awaiting EPC
Prepared September 2014
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the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute part of,
an offer or contract;
all descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given
without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but
must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of them;
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whatever in relation to this property;
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